Punch,  44 (1863), 219.

Signatures by Sunlight



Introduction, Drollery; Letter, Spoof


Photography, Physiognomy

    Noting the way in which people are now signing their letters by sticking tiny photographs of themselves onto the paper, suggests that letters should be accompanied by photographs of people indicating their frame of mind when writing. Presents examples of male writers showing their states of apology, condolence, and anger.

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